Salon Writer: Those Raising Free Speech Concerns in Student Protests Want to Assert ‘White Privilege’


<p><em>See more in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog</em>.</p>

<p>Speaking on MSNBC&rsquo;s <em>All In</em> Thursday night about the ongoing protests on college campuses over race, Salon writer and Rutgers University professor Brittney Cooper asserted that the real focus of the discussion should about how black students supposedly feel <strong>&ldquo;physically and emotionally unsafe on these campuses&rdquo; </strong>and those raising concerns about<strong> &ldquo;the threat to freedom of speech&rdquo; </strong>really just want to assert their <strong>&ldquo;white privilege.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>Cooper debated Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individuals Rights in Education and largely tried to discredit his points. First, Cooper took issue with how <strong>&ldquo;young black students are saying to us that surveillance is a threat to them and so they&rsquo;re not talking about trying to limit the press or trying to limit freedom of expression.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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